Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But too little humidity in your home may actually damage some aspects of your home’s interior. Learn about these few items you may have within your home that a lack of humidity can ruin over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which could cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also contributes to warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books necessitate moisture to keep the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The lack of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the other hand, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity creates static electricity which can disturb the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, desktop computer, or even your beloved gaming console.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of wall art or stamps and photos, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. The up and down levels of humidity may cause postage stamps to end up fragile and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your pictures. Low humidity can also make the paint used to create artwork brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

Curious if your home has the correct balance of humidity? Call Epperson Service Experts today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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